Beginners Masterclass

You did your research. The price made you hesitate, but you took the leap and finally got yourself a serious camera. Or maybe you persuaded someone to get it for you. Either way, you now own a glorious beast of a machine primed with more functions than a wedding venue. You’ve read the manual. A bit. Like a Ferrari parked in a garage, you know what it can do, but you’ve yet to experience the full potential. If the truth be told, you haven’t ventured beyond the automatic settings. If only there was a quick way to master the basics?

Our beginner’s masterclass introduces the technical building blocks every great photographer needs. At the end of the one day course you will be able to pick up any camera, and take stunning shots using manual settings. Highly practical, every lesson is followed by a real-life exercise to show you how to turn theory into practice. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to sling that hefty instruction manual. You will be master of every function, equipped with the technical foundation needed to begin your journey as a ‘proper” photographer. Let the framing begin.

The following topics will be covered:

  • ISO Settings

  • Aperture Settings

  • Shutter Speeds

  • White Balance

  • Camera Modes

  • Depth of Field

  • Metering Options

  • Memory Cards

  • Lenses

  • Light Readings

  • File Formats

  • Crop Factor

  • Filters

  • Software

  • And more

WORKSHOP FEE: £125.00 (Maximum of 11 people per workshop)

WORKSHOP TIME: 10:30am - 3:30pm



VENUE: All Saints & St Johns Centre, West Street Stamford PE9 2YQ  (opposite C&J Carpets & lighting) 

• Saturday 2nd February 2019

• Sunday 10th March 2019


VENUE: East Bridgford Village Hall, Main street, East Bridgford NG13 8NH


Sunday 10th February 2019

"Fantastic beginners course today, can't recommend enough. I'm out tomorrow with my camera and I won't be using auto!" - Claire Whar

"Loved the beginners course today at East Bridgford. James was great.Well presented, plenty of hands on techniques, easy to understand. Looking forward to testing my knowledge" - Iva Bell